'The Bachelor: Greatest Seasons - Ever!': Chris Harrison must apologize to Olivia for making her a villain, say fans
Fans demanded Chris Harrison apologize to Olivia Caridi for the edit she was given on the show, which eventually pushed her into thinking of committing suicide
Olivia Caridi was portrayed as the villain of Season 16 of 'The Bachelor'. The then 23-year-old news presenter caught the bachelor Ben Higgins's attention with her confidence and boldness, but those were the exact same qualities that rubbed off her fellow competitors the wrong way. Despite being a frontrunner to winning Ben's heart, Olivia was sent packing, when she expressed her love for Ben.
Upon hearing her say that she loved him, Ben shared that he had feelings for two other girls, so he couldn't reciprocate the same and sent her away. Things didn't look up for Olivia even after the show ended. Olivia continued being the target of bullies and trolls on the Internet. Things got so bad, that Olivia reportedly contemplated committing suicide. When she shared her ordeal with the host Chris Harrison on the latest episode of 'The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons - Ever', Chris expressed his sympathy for her and revealed that he had no idea that she went to such a 'dark place' after the show.
Despite Chris feigning ignorance about Olivia's life after 'The Bachelor', fans were not willing to buy it. Several fans pointed out that Chris and the production were responsible for giving such a bad edit to Olivia on the show, which eventually resulted in her being bullied into thinking of taking her life. A fan tweeted, "#TheBachelorGOAT chris harrison acting like production didn't do olivia dirty." Another fan wrote, "Chris Harrison is the world’s worst therapist. He pretends like he’s so proud of Olivia’s growth and not like he didn’t stir up some shit at the Women Tell All four years ago. #wyatr #TheBachelorGOAT."
"Chris harrison listening to olivia’s story as if he and the production team were not the problem.... 4 years too late #TheBachelorGOAT," pointed out a fan.
"Chris Harrison: *having a say in portraying Olivia as the villian & then 4 years later comforting about said act* #TheBachelorGOAT ," observed a fan. Another fan shared, "Chris: “Wow, I hate to hear this.” Chris Harrison do not pretend that you had no idea that Olivia was getting sh*t on this season. Don’t even try it. #TheBachelorGOAT #BachelorNation."
"'I hate to hear this,' says Chris Harrison to Olivia, who not 15 minutes earlier called Olivia (read: her edit) “the most controversial.” Olivia deserves better. #TheBachelorGOAT," commented an annoyed fan.
Many fans felt that Chris owed Olivia an apology, and demanded the same. A fan wrote, "So where is Olivia’s apology from Chris and the producers? #TheBachelorGOAT." "Chris Harrison you better apologize to Olivia #TheBachelorGOAT," echoed another fan.
'The Bachelor: The Greatest Seasons Ever' airs Monday nights at 8 pm ET only on ABC.